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Why is hiring programmers so difficult?

This was a question asked on Quora that we just couldn’t help but answer because it essentially questioned our existence as a whole. Our Marketing Major gave an insightful, well thought out reply, that we’d love to share with you: So,

Posted in Business Development, Campus Recruitment, Candidate Screening, HR Tech, Online Assessment, Recruitment, Resumes, Use Cases, Work Life

Psychometric Tests in Hiring: What, Why and How

To say that the importance and relevance of psychometric data is a matter of debate would be a gross understatement- parties on both sides of the issue have diametrically opposite viewpoints, but there’s no denying that there is something to talk

Posted in Campus Recruitment, Candidate Screening, Employee Training, HR Tech, Online Assessment, Recruitment, Resumes, Use Cases

4 Most Exciting Things About Working at a Startup

Being startup enthusiasts ourselves, and having more than a few serial entrepreneurs in the house, we have had our fair share of the excitement and thrill of adventure that comes only with working in a startup- you gotta live it

Posted in Recruitment, Startups, Work Life

Remote Campus Recruitment for Startups: How to Make it Work

In our post 7 Problems Startups Face With Campus Recruitment, we explored the major issues that hold startups back from conducting this exercise. In addition to it being a relentless use of time, money and effort, for small to medium sized

Posted in Business Development, Campus Recruitment, Candidate Screening, HR Tech, Online Assessment, Recruitment, Resumes, Startups, Use Cases

Are Your In House Screening Tools Failing You?

Using Skill Tests- either online or offline- to screen coders and programmers and shortlist them for interviews is hardly a new practice. Technical recruiters all over the globe use them in some form or the other, never relying entirely on

Posted in Business Development, Campus Recruitment, Candidate Screening, HR Tech, Online Assessment, Recruitment, Startups

The Latest, Smartest Anti-Cheating Mechanisms

Jack is going through the Java test scores of the 100 or so job applicants who took the online screening test he created with Potknox. 30 candidates scored above 80%, 12 above 90, and 2, a whopping 100%. He is

Posted in Campus Recruitment, Candidate Screening, HR Tech, Online Assessment, Recruitment, Use Cases

Up In The Clouds: The Rise of SaaS

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way people store and access data, making life unimaginably simpler for a large number of us. People can now store their data on an offshore server and access it from anywhere at any time, which

Posted in Candidate Screening, HR Tech, Online Assessment, Recruitment

Lateral Hiring: How Online Skill Assessment Helps

Hiring experienced professionals is an incredibly demanding task for any recruiter. The most important thing when making an impactful decision such as this, is: Am I missing out on Talent?  So how can you reduce the risk of making a

Posted in Candidate Screening, HR Tech, Online Assessment, Recruitment, Use Cases

What Good is a Coder Who Can’t Code?

I hear you’re looking to hire coders.  A Python Pro, perhaps? How are you going to go about it? Stage 1: You start by publicizing the job opening First come the job boards, then some social networking, and maybe even some internal references;

Posted in Candidate Screening, HR Tech, Recruitment, Resumes, Work Life

Conduct Employee Training with Online Skills Assessment Tools

Employee Training at regular intervals has a number of tangible benefits across organisations of all sizes that makes it an integral part of any good HR manager’s list of initiatives. Given the rapidity of advancements in HR Technology, it is

Posted in Employee Training, HR Tech, Online Assessment, Recruitment, Use Cases

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